Boeing engineer wins paper plane contest

November 2, 2008 6:14:36 PM PST
A Boeing systems engineer is among the winners of a paper airplane contest held at the New York Hall of Science in Queens.The plane designed by Rowin Anduscavage placed first on Saturday in the "distance" category of the New Millennium Paper Airplane Contest. The Virginia resident studied mechanical and aerospace engineering in college.

Perhaps most impressed by Anduscavage's aviation feat was his 6-year-old son Warren, who cried, "Dad won."

The Boeing engineer was among the many contestants who showed up to compete in the five-hour program that drew a crowd of about 400.

The project was conceived by New York City performance artist Klara Hobza and sponsored by the Public Art Fund. Hobza was inspired by a historic paper airplane contest held at the Queens venue in 1967.

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